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How to Say These Rappers’ Names Correctly

Don’t be that person…

With artists building sizable followings before the masses have even heard their songs, it can be difficult learning how to pronounce their names. Which is why you almost certainly know someone who’s asked you what you think of “Khaled’s” album when they really meant Khalid. Don’t want to make that mistake?

Here are 17 artists whose names are easy to get wrong.

Rae Sremmurd

Correct pronunciation: “Ray Shrem-murd”

Common mispronunciation: “Ray Ser-murd,” “Ray Shrim-mer”

Khalid

Correct pronunciation: “Kha-leed”

Common mispronunciation: “Khaled”

SZA

Correct pronunciation: “Sizza”

Common mispronunciation: “S-Z-A”

6lack

Correct pronunciation: “Black”

Common mispronunciation: “Six-lack,” “Slack”

MadeinTYO

Correct pronunciation: “Made in Tokyo”

Common mispronunciation: “Made-in-tie-yo,” “Made-in-tee-oh,” “Made-in-tee-why-oh”

XXXTentacion

Correct pronunciation: “Ex-ex-ex-ten-tah-see-own”

Common mispronunciation: “Extension,” “Ex-ex-ex-ten-tashion”

Wale

Correct pronunciation: “Wa-lay”

Common mispronunciation: “Whale”

PRhyme

Correct pronunciation: “Prime”

Common mispronunciation: “Pee-Rhyme”

Aminé

Correct pronunciation: “Uh-mean-aye”

Common mispronunciation: “Anime,” “Ah-mean”

Jacquees

Correct pronunciation: “Jah-kwees”

Common mispronunciation: “Jack-wheeze,” “Jack-keys”

D.R.A.M.

Correct pronunciation: “Drahm”

Common mispronunciation: “D-R-A-M,” “Dramn”

SOB X RBE

Correct pronunciation: “S-O-B-R-B-E”

Common mispronunciation: “S-O-B and R-B-E”

6ix9ine

Correct pronunciation: “Six Nine”

Common mispronunciation: “Six-ix Nine-ine”

G4SHI

Correct pronunciation: “Gah-shee”

Common mispronunciation: “Gee-four-she,” “Gay-shi”

Wifisfuneral

Correct pronunciation: “Wi-Fi’s funeral”

Common mispronunciation: “Wee-fee’s funeral”

Saweetie

Correct pronunciation: “Sweetie”

Common mispronunciation: “Sah-weetie”

Bhad Bhabie

Correct pronunciation: “Bad baby”

Common mispronunciation: “Bawd bawbee”

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